Category Archives: Rude Mechanicals Press

‘What’s With the Weird Cat Logo?’

“What’s with the weird cat logo,” asked someone on Sunday – and I have received other iterations of said question in the last seven months. In short, as you might know, I love both cats and woodworking, and while it … Continue reading

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On a Fox(ing) Hunt

Among the more time-consuming (and eye-straining) tasks in preparing Peter Nicholson’s “Mechanic’s Companion” for publication has been digitally removing the “foxing” from the 175-year-old pages. It’s a balance of taking out the staining while simultaneously rendering the text legible in … Continue reading

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‘I, one Snug the Joiner…’

I get a fair number of questions about my Instagram and Twitter handle, “@1snugthejoiner,” but fewer about the name of this blog,* Rude Mechanicals Press. I think that’s in large part due to Christopher Schwarz using the Twitter handle “@rudemechanic,” … Continue reading

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